Print Email Facebook Twitter Effect of season and meteorological conditions on community noise annoyance Title Effect of season and meteorological conditions on community noise annoyance Author Miedema, H.M.E. Fields, J.M. Vos, H. Instituut voor Ruimtelijke Organisatie TNO Publication year 2005 Abstract More than 80 000 residents' responses to transportation noise from 42 studies conducted at different times of year provide statistical estimates of the effects of season and meteorological conditions on community response to noise. The strongest evidence for a seasonal effect comes from 7 years of continuous daily interviewing of nationally representative probability samples in the Netherlands. Long-term annoyance with noise is slightly, but statistically significantly, higher in the summer than in the winter. Analyses of 41 other surveys drawn from diverse countries, climates, and times of year also provide evidence that noise annoyance varies over the year, is increased by temperature, and may be increased by more sunshine, less precipitation, and reduced wind speeds. These findings are not sufficiently precise to determine whether the apparent relationships with meteorological conditions are only the result of seasonal variations or are also the result of differences in the climate at different locations. There is not consistent evidence that the meteorological conditions on the day of the interview or the immediately preceding days have any more effect on long-term noise annoyance measures than do the conditions over the immediately preceding weeks or months. © 2005 Acoustical Society of America. Subject Urban DevelopmentAcoustics and Audiology EnvironmentBuilt EnvironmentAcoustic noiseAtmospheric temperaturePrecipitation (meteorology)WindNoise annoyanceSeasonal effectsTransportation noiseWind speedsMeteorologyaccuracyarticlecommunitymeteorologyNetherlandsnoise measurementnoise pollutionprecipitationpriority journalseasonal variationsummersuntemperaturetraffic noisewindwinterAffectHumansMeteorological FactorsNoiseSeasonsTransportation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a4884a44-f7ca-4657-a2c8-78342d1f80a4 TNO identifier 238483 ISSN 0001-4966 Source Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117 (5), 2853-2865 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.